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Best Place to Buy Makeup


For the ethical shopper, makeup is a product that comes with a lot of baggage. Fortunately, there are some businesses out there that give a damn, and Aromi is one of them. The company, founded by Hannah Follis, offers lipsticks, eyeshadows, perfumes, and colognes at a variety of Twin Cities locations (and quite a few outside the state as well). All products are vegan, cruelty-free, and made from Follis' preferred list of organic and raw materials in small batches by hand (kind of like homemade cookies). Aromi lipsticks and glosses are especially covetable, as they come in colors ranging from slick jewel tones to matte nudes. You can order them online, or shop for them in person at places like Ethique Nouveau, i like you, and Martin Patrick 3.

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